“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Learn to Feel Your Self-Worth

with Shastri Sheila Bascetta

March 1st

In this class, we’ll explore how applying mindfulness meditation to moments of self-judgement can train our minds to return to the present where we are always good enough. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Geoffrey Gale

March 2nd—March 23rd

This introductory course combines technique and teaching in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Natalie Baker

March 3rd—March 5th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & Shastri Elizabeth Reid

April 13th—April 16th

This training is for students who have a strong commitment to meditation practice and feel ready to begin helping others on their meditative journeys. The Shambhala Guide Training is the first step on the path of becoming a Shambhala Educator. Continue »

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